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Prague Castle

Prague Castle

Prague Castle (Pražský hrad) is one of the most visited and most important spots in the entire city; undoubtedly the jewel of the Czech capital. The Castle is an ancient symbol of Czech lands and was most likely founded around the year 880 by Prince Bořivoj. The Castle itself is like …

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St. Vitus Cathedral

A narrow passage leads to the third courtyard of the castle, and a sudden view of the immense and awe-inspiring facade of St. Vitus Cathedral (Katedrála svatého Víta) looming up just a few steps away. The cathedral can be entered through the cathedral’s western door. The spires of St. Vitus …

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Prague Castle Walk

For all the UNESCO World Heritage sites peppering Prague, the city’s one defining image is the Castle. Sitting on its lofty perch high above Malá Strana, the Castle was founded in 880 by Prince Bořivoj, and is – according to the Guinness Book of World Records – the biggest in …

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Golden Lane

Framed by the spectacular and imposing structures of the White Tower and Dallibor Tower, Golden Lane (Zlatá ulička) is ticked away quietly against the walls of the castle. With a history of being home to alchemists in the 16th and 17th century, as well as those in the imperial entourage, …

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Hradčany and Castle

Prague’s skyline is dominated by the vast hilltop complex of Prague Castle in Hradčany (the district around Prague Castle). The castle looks out over the heart of the city from the west bank of the River Vltava. There’s been a royal seat here for over a millennium, and it continues …

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Wallenstein Palace

Wallenstein Palace (Valdštejnský palác) was the first large building of the Baroque style to be constructed in Prague, and was constructed by Albrecht von Wallenstein, who died in 1634. He was a military commander who won many victories over the Protestants in the 30 Years War and he was soon seen …

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Sternberg Palace

Sternberg Palace (Šternberský palác) is open for the public after the reconstruction in the years 2002 and 2003. This 17th-century baroque palace was built for Count Wenceslas Sternberg (between 1698 and 1707). The palace houses permanent exposition of old European Baroque Art (Collection of Old Masters), for instance paintings by El …

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Prague Castle Sights

The one sight that should be on everyone’s list no matter how much or how little time you have in Prague should be Prague Castle.  This building is more than just a castle, it is also a network of outer buildings and beautiful courtyards. The Archbishop’s Palace. Standing to the …

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